Cristiano Ronaldo News

Monday, August 21, 2006

Rooney praises Ronaldo display

Wayne Rooney hailed his on-field relationship with Cristiano Ronaldo after the pair inspired United to a 5-1 win over Fulham on Sunday.The 20-year-old striker scored two and played a part in the other three as the Reds recorded their biggest opening day win under Sir Alex Ferguson in front of a biggest ever Old Trafford crowd for a United match.

Newspaper reports after the World Cup claimed the hangover from the England-Portugal quarter final clash in Germany would affect their relationship, but they brushed aside any doubts with fine performances against Fulham.“It’s proved that people who have been saying things about us don’t know either of us,” Rooney told Sky Sports after the game.

“We let our football do the talking and I thought Cristiano was brilliant and he scored a great goal.”Rooney was pleased with the emphatic start to the season, but says the Reds must maintain their high standards.“Getting four goals in the first 20 minutes helped us relax a bit," he explained. "We wanted to get about them early on and we did that and managed to get four goals. I’m delighted to have scored two, and it’s great to create goals as well. “

Our main aim is the league and we’re pleased with the start we’ve made, but it’s early in the season so we know we have to continue like this.”Rooney, along with Paul Scholes, will now miss the next three games as a result of their red cards against FC Porto in the Amsterdam tournament. Rooney could not hide his disappointment at having to miss the matches against Charlton, Watford and Tottenham.

“Me and Scholesy are devastated to be suspended, especially after the start we’ve made,” he said. “It’s a big disappointment but we have to get on with it.” Posted by Picasa


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